23 Jun '12, 5pm

Planting Seeds with Children

Planting Seeds with Children

As the weather warmed here in Southern California I started feeling the tug to get some planting done. Last year we had planted some vegetables and got to enjoy fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli and lettuce, so we all wanted to reap the harvest directly from our backyard once again. I wanted to include my stepdaughters Serena (8 ½) and Ari (6 1/2) in the planting and nurturing. The children are often busy after school so it left very little daylight or time to do the planting altogether. However when daylight savings time came there was magically more light in the later afternoon and early evening, so I figured we could get going on the planting, do some late in the afternoon then more a couple weeks later. We had a great time and both girls were quite enthusiastic about it, reminding me of what the result was last season and anticipating what these tiny seeds and plants...

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